Amy Biancolli is the family editor and a former staff reporter for Mad in America. A journalist with decades of experience writing about the arts, culture, film and other topics for the Albany Times Union, the Houston Chronicle and Hearst Newspapers, she's also the author of three books—two of them memoirs of loss and grief. Her most recent, Figuring Shit Out: Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival (
2014, Behler Publications),
is an account of the year following the suicide of her husband, author Christopher D. Ringwald. She's a graduate of Hamilton College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.